WHAT IS THE FAMILY FIREWALL?

The Family Firewall is not specifically a single piece of software or device just to protect the kids, but a more holistic concept for the whole family, including parents. It's an approach that attempts to provide a safer environment within the home as well as outside of it. It's about openess and awareness. It's an … Continue reading WHAT IS THE FAMILY FIREWALL?

DIGITAL IMMIGRANTS – IT’S TIME TO RAISE THE FAMILY FIREWALL

This is a site that is trying to reach out to all the digital immigrants out there. Who are the digital immigrants? They are the parents of this generation. Their children are the digital natives. The digital natives are those people who have been born into a world going through a digital revolution. This has created a … Continue reading DIGITAL IMMIGRANTS – IT’S TIME TO RAISE THE FAMILY FIREWALL

Setting up Telstra Broadband Protect

If your internet access is with Telstra Bigpond you could setup Telstra Broadband Protect on your Telstra provided modem/router as an alternative to OpenDns https://www.telstra.com.au/broadband/extras/broadbandprotect It works by directing your internet access to Telstras DNS servers which are factory set on your modem/router before it is posted out to your home. As far as I … Continue reading Setting up Telstra Broadband Protect

Would you like to easily block ads on all your devices?

This is a screen shot of the site speedtest.net before the ad blocker is turned on. The same site after. The page now loads faster without all the unwanted clutter. This will instantly apply to every device, smart phone, iPhone, tablet, iPad, PC, Mac - etc on your home network. It’s easy and you only have … Continue reading Would you like to easily block ads on all your devices?

Bravo, McDonald’s, for protecting children and families from Internet porn | Fox News

One of America’s most profitable companies and most beloved brands, McDonald’s, has shown that corporations can behave responsibly for the safety of all of its customers.  Recently, the company decided it would filter its public Wi-Fi to block both pornography and child pornography (child abuse images) from being viewed in its restaurants. Internet safety is … Continue reading Bravo, McDonald’s, for protecting children and families from Internet porn | Fox News